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Now that the temperatures are dipping, I would imagine that many brides would want warmth and coverage, which strapless dresses simply cannot offer. Thankfully, with a return to retro modesty and a current obsession with Bella Swan, sleeves are returning to bridal wear in a big way. Below: a slideshow of some favorites for inspiration. What do you think?

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So, one of my good friends just got engaged and she has put me in charge of her paper materials.

She and her fiancé have a lovely hobby of raising pet fish and a love for all things nautical. She specifically requested that I use the angelfish as a motif for their announcements because they are monogamus (fun fact!).

Take a look at the result below!

I just sent her the proof and she couldn’t be more pleased!

I may just put this up for sale in my Zazzle store. What do you think?

Winter White

Apparently, I haven’t posted in a bit. Truth be told, a fantastic internship opportunity has come my way and, chances are, my new postings will be infrequent at best. But, not to worry. I won’t be jumping ship any time soon 🙂

In the meantime, take a look at this Anthropologie-inspired wedding on Green Wedding Shoes. Aside from the fact that Anthropologie is one of my absolute favorite stores, I’m so glad that this wedding captures simplicity, intimacy and craftiness at its best.

What's not to love? Click here to see the full wedding.

Autumn Affair

Bridal Boheme

Once upon a time, the veil was a necessary part of a bride’s wedding day ensemble. Without this coveted piece of tulle or lace, she was simply a woman in a white (or ivory or silver) gown.

However, brides have begun to step away from this tradition in favor of jeweled headbands, fresh (or faux) flowers, feathers, or even hats. The reason? Aside from the tradition becoming quite antiquated, oftentimes veils can cost nearly as much as the dress, which is definitely an expense for the budget bride who could use the money for something else. Furthermore, the veil is often discarded at the reception anyway, left all by its lonesome in the trunk of a car. They are also seen as somewhat impractical in certain situations, especially breezy outdoor weddings and brides with short haircuts that have no plans on getting extensions.

For brides looking to ditch the veil, here are a few examples of other adornments that can enhance your big day ‘do.

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As you are more than aware by now, I am a huge fan of alternative engagement rings (i.e., ones that don’t necessarily feature the traditional diamond). I am also a fan of Etsy. So, imagine my joy when I discovered Kyle Ann Metals, an Etsy shop that creates gorgeous handcrafted jewelry with a lovely selection of rings to choose from!

Kyle Ann’s pieces tend towards the very simple, minimalist bezel set design, but with a twist. Moonstones, amethyst, pearls, and other unique gemstones are the focus of their collection. But, for you traditionalists, there is a lovely diamond ring that is included. Best of all-these rings can be had for a steal!

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Click here to shop Kyle Ann Metals on Etsy.

Tastefully Tropical

Zoe and Doyle is an Etsy seller that specializes in titanium rings with fashionable flair. While some of their bands are pure minimalist, some incorporate details such as engraving, wood detail, and color for an added kick. These bands would be a perfect fit for a no-frills bride and would be a fabulous option for the future hubby’s wedding band-masculine enough for him, classy enough for you.

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Click here to shop Zoe and Doyle on Etsy.